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Old 07-29-2019, 02:07 PM   #1
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Trailer recommendations for 6th Gen Camaro

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I'm on the market for a trailer for my 2018 SS 1LE. What is a good size? Are there any gotchas with a low car with such wide wheels? If I could find a closed one that would let me sleep in it, that would save on hotels for track days, but I am also considering open trailers, as they would be a bit easier to tow (I have a 2016 Silverado 1500, so no fifth-wheel / gooseneck trailers).
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:51 PM   #2
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If you dont want to store a trailer, the two dolly option is easy and cheap. friend of mine did this for years with his 69 camaro.
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:54 PM   #3
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I use a BigTex tilt trailer that works great for my track needs and is versatile enough that I can fit 8-10 pallets if needed. Attached a pic but has my old track car, not the 1LE I just picked up.
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Old 07-29-2019, 07:02 PM   #4
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You're awful brave towing a 4k car with a 1500. You really need at least a 3/4 ton.
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Old 07-29-2019, 08:07 PM   #5
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You're awful brave towing a 4k car with a 1500. You really need at least a 3/4 ton.
I believe even the base 1500 will tow 6,700 and that's with the 4 cylinder turbo. from there it goes up to 12k depending on cab, engine, and towing package. 1500 should is more then capable of hauling the SS at 3,700 and the open trailer at maybe 2-3k. I would agree wheel dollies would be the way to go for cost savings.
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Old 07-29-2019, 08:25 PM   #6
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I believe even the base 1500 will tow 6,700 and that's with the 4 cylinder turbo. from there it goes up to 12k depending on cab, engine, and towing package. 1500 should is more then capable of hauling the SS at 3,700 and the open trailer at maybe 2-3k. I would agree wheel dollies would be the way to go for cost savings.
Even some of the Colorado models are rated over 7k! A 1500 with towing package is more than capable of towing our cars.
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:18 PM   #7
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Towing is also about hitch weight. So depends. Usually these trucks have 500-1000 lb limits depending on if you are using weight distribution hitch. Enclosed trailers are heavier and also have FAR more wind resistance.

If you want an enclosed trailer you can also sleep in you either need a long trailer or customize it so when you remove the car, you can sleep in it and park car outside? Otherwise you may be looking at like a 20’ trailer and that’s getting pretty big for a half ton. If you’re hauling far it might get old.
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:44 PM   #8
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Hello,
I'm on the market for a trailer for my 2018 SS 1LE. What is a good size? Are there any gotchas with a low car with such wide wheels? If I could find a closed one that would let me sleep in it, that would save on hotels for track days, but I am also considering open trailers, as they would be a bit easier to tow (I have a 2016 Silverado 1500, so no fifth-wheel / gooseneck trailers).
I pulled a 28 ft enclosed trailer with 2 sets of extra wheels and all the misc stuff with a 1/2 ton F150. I never had a problem, pulled from Homestead to Road Atlanta and all over Florida. Sold my car and trailer to a guy in N.C. and delivered it to him. The only thing I did was add air bags.
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I believe even the base 1500 will tow 6,700 and that's with the 4 cylinder turbo. from there it goes up to 12k depending on cab, engine, and towing package. 1500 should is more then capable of hauling the SS at 3,700 and the open trailer at maybe 2-3k. I would agree wheel dollies would be the way to go for cost savings.
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HOW TO KEEP YOUR LOAD WITHIN THE CAPABILITIES OF YOUR VEHICLE It is important that the combination of the tow vehicle and trailer does not exceed any of its weight ratings — GCWR, GVWR, RGAWR, trailer weight rating or tongue weight

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Even some of the Colorado models are rated over 7k! A 1500 with towing package is more than capable of towing our cars.
I can see it now... "HOLD MY BEER AND WATCH THIS!"

From Uhaul on their "auto transport" trailer:

Must weigh at least 3,500 lbs. (curb weight), and must equal or exceed 80% of the combined weight of the trailer (2,210 lbs.) and the vehicle being towed (up to 5,290 lbs.).
Must have a towing system that has a 5,000 lbs. minimum weight-carrying rating.


3800+2210= 6010 - 20% = 4808#'s.

2019 Colorado curb weight.... 4381#'s.

Translation: Outta luck with the Colorado.

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I pulled a 28 ft enclosed trailer with 2 sets of extra wheels and all the misc stuff with a 1/2 ton F150.
That must of been interesting to look at/drive. I have a 30ft enclosed trailer and even the thought of putting that on the back of my 2002 4.sux F150, let alone making it out of the driveway, would amaze me.

That POS needs front pads and rotors every 20k trying to use it as a work truck. I could only imagine what a couple of hard stops would do with a 10k gross trailer pushing it from behind.

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Towing is also about hitch weight. So depends. Usually these trucks have 500-1000 lb limits depending on if you are using weight distribution hitch. Enclosed trailers are heavier and also have FAR more wind resistance.
Exactly. Just because your trailer fits the ball on the back doesn't mean it is safe.
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:38 AM   #10
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Ok let's see a showing of hands. How many have ever seen a class 2 hitch on a truck? The math is wrong. GVW is calculated by tongue weight not trailer weight. Trailers have their own GVW and what is being towed should not exceed the trailers GVW rating and 10% tongue weight should be used to calculate (3800+221) the trucks GVW not to exceed GVWR. UHaul writes 5,000 so people in a Ford Focus with class 1 and 2 hitches are not renting their equipment which would be down right dangerous. Class 1 are for bike racks and the such and class 2 are for small utility trailers for lawn mower type stuff. Your trucks ratings should be on the inside of your glove box or your door jam and the trailer ratings should be on a plate attached to the frame of the trailer.
I would suggest you take your truck to a trailer dealer and let them calculate what you can safely tow then have fun days at the track.
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:22 AM   #11
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I use a BigTex tilt trailer that works great for my track needs and is versatile enough that I can fit 8-10 pallets if needed. Attached a pic but has my old track car, not the 1LE I just picked up.
That looks like a pretty nice trailer. What is the length / model?
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:31 AM   #12
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If you dont want to store a trailer, the two dolly option is easy and cheap. friend of mine did this for years with his 69 camaro.
How exactly do you do two dollies? I searched it and found nothing. I see U-haul and penske rent car hauling trailers, but I'm not sure the tie down straps on them are suitable for 20" 305 width tires.
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:34 AM   #13
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That looks like a pretty nice trailer. What is the length / model?
Here's the specs: https://www.bigtextrailers.com/14ft-...-bed-equipment
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:37 AM   #14
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You're awful brave towing a 4k car with a 1500. You really need at least a 3/4 ton.
No you don't. lol
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